September 2016 Archives

PTSD is covered by workers' comp

Try as you might, you can never unsee events after they've happened. Sometimes for veterans and first responders like police officers and firefighters, you re-see them continuously. Fortunately, as mental health stigmas are removed, the state of Nebraska now recognizes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a work related illness. Which means it's covered by workers' compensation.

Injury at Omaha zoo sends worker to the hospital

The condition of an ironworker who was injured on the job last month at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, which is being constructed in Omaha, has been upgraded from critical to good, the director of the zoo reported at a recent press conference.

Even hand-held tools can be dangerous in the workplace

Workplace accidents can happen anywhere, but they are significantly more likely to occur when the work involves manual and powered hand tools. Hand tools are capable of doing great damage to property and severely injuring or even killing workers if they are not properly used and maintained.